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Safety Technician

Pasadena, Texas, United States
October 02, 2016

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Sylvia Myers 409-***-**** (mobile)

Summary: Environmental health and safety specialist with over 5 years of experience in chemical and refinery plant operations. Competent to perform industrial hygiene monitoring and safety inspections in compliance with current OSHA guidelines and EPA law. Able to simultaneously manage and complete multiple projects while adhering to strict deadlines and interacting with all levels of management. Possesses excellent communication skills and strong attention to detail.

Professional Experience:

aXion Logistics, LLC Pasadena, TX 06/15 - present

Safety Technician

• Responsible for ensuring safety observations and housekeeping inspections are conducted for 5 refinery and warehouse sites within Dow Deer Park, Dow Texas City, Dow Freeport, and BASF

• Conduct field audits to identify unsafe behaviors/conditions

• Conducted quarterly site assessment audits

• Conducted accidents and incidents investigations and prepares accidents/incidents reports

• Coordinates and manages safety activities, with field employees to ensure implementation of safety activities throughout the organization

• Submit weekly activity reports to upper management to highlight accomplishments and bring awareness to potential safety issues

• Perform driver safety observations in the field and complete vehicle audits

• Ensure all drivers maintain DOT compliance

• Develop and deliver monthly office and driver safety meetings for all levels of management

• Developed and created Hearing Conservation Plan

• Test and monitored working areas for noise hazards using decibel meter as necessary

• Update and revised Site Specific Plans for assigned sites to ensure compliance for upcoming turnarounds or projects

• Train and educate employees on safe and efficient work practices to maintain compliance per company guidelines and OSHA regulations

• Update and ensure evacuation routes are routinely communicated to employees and clearly displayed in all buildings

• Spearhead safety initiatives and create plans of actions for stand downs

• Collect and assess safety data across all sites on a quarterly basis

• Distribute weekly safety spotlight awards to employees and communicate Management of Change to employees

• Oversee the At Risk Worker Program and recommend improvements to reduce injuries

• Review and provide updated information for manuals to include Health and Safety and Policies and Procedures

• Actively serve as a contributing member of the Safety Network Team and the I Commit Personal Safety Plan Team

Global Industrial Hygiene & Safety Deer Park, TX 04/14 – 11/14

Safety Facilitator/Trainer/Industrial Hygiene Tech

• Analyzed routine and non-routine air samples for gases and vapors that may contain potential toxic materials and make recommendations when necessary.

• Written daily job safety analysis to cover tasks performed, any associated hazards and plans to mitigate potential hazards.

• Supported field operations through maintenance and equipment sampling using passive diffusion badges and various monitoring instruments to ensure calibration and appropriate working condition.

• Developed and provided training for employees related to multiple health and safety topics to include, but not limited to, hazard recognition, emergency action plan, audits and observations, and job safety analysis.

• Performed daily quality assurance inspections of Ultra Rae 3000 and BW Gas Alert Micro5 PID instruments before and after usage to ensure work is executed safely.

• Accurately maintained inventory logs to preserve the integrity of sample media without cross contamination.

• Provided weekly employee health reports to upper management and offer suggestions to sustain safe work environments.

• Assisted in the development of industrial hygiene instructions, procedures, and protocols for workplace and personnel monitoring.

• Led weekly safety meeting on safety topics and offer insight on prevention of unsafe workplace practices.

SPX Cooling Technologies Houston, TX 03/08 – 09/13

Safety Attendant

• Regulated flow of personnel entering and exiting confined spaces within refinery and cooling towers. Documented safety observations of employees. Conducted safety inspections of job site and safety equipment.

• Monitored air quality for toxins and lower explosive level (LEL) by taking readings using various gas meters.

• Organized materials and perform monthly inventory of 5,000+ hand, power and electrical tools and parts in a tool room attendant capacity.

• Verified work permits for entrance to confined spaces utilizing OSHA guidelines.

• Inspected personal protective equipment (PPE) of personnel for designated areas to maintain a zero accident/incident status.

Kirkwood, Bernard & Associates Beaumont, TX 01/00 - current

Certified Tax Preparer (seasonal)

• Prepared and processed 50+ state and federal tax returns for individuals and small businesses through electronic filing using Drake tax software.

• Analyzed clients’ financial records and offer recommendations to strategically provide optimal tax deduction options according to current tax laws.

• Counseled clients and provide resolutions pertaining to legal issues, tax amendments and payment plans.

• Networked and marketed business to develop a broader client base and increase small business client pool.

• Researched applicable tax information continuously and remain abreast of changes in laws and procedures to better serve clients.

• Initiator of a database management system to allow for a more expedient, accurate and secure method of maintaining client documents.


B.S. Environmental Science - University of Houston Clear Lake (in progress)

Safety/Industrial Hygiene concentration

A.A.S. Occupational Safety and Health – San Jacinto College (2014)

A.A.S. Chemical Process Technology – Lamar Institute (2004)

Additional Qualifications and Certifications:

Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC)

AHA CPR/First Aid/AED-2015

Train the Trainer certificate for Forklift Drivers - 2015


NCCER Construction Site Safety Technician (CSST) – 2014

Permit Writer Certificate-2014

Payroll Specialist Certificate – 2012

Human Resources Certificate – 2012

Chemical Process Technician Certificate – 1999

Working knowledge of Federal and State OSHA, NFPA, ANSI, &DOT regulations

Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Access) & Quickbooks

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